Common Bacteria Build Up in Grout

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Over time, as you live in your home, many threats may present themselves. Some may be larger than others, while some might be very small, minuscule even. These come in the form of grout bacteria. Different bacteria types can build up throughout your home, but the grout tends to be a spot where they accumulate more often. 

As grout is often located in places where there is a water source, the increased moisture levels, and splash radius can make the tiles prone to a build-up of unwanted germs. Not only will grout bacteria make your tiles unappealing, but it will also present several health hazards.  

Bacteria and mold can be dangerous to your health.

Common Types of Bacteria That Grow in Grout

There are several types of grout bacteria that you need to watch out for. The most common one that can be found in your shower, bathtub, the sink in your kitchen, or on floor tiles is Serratia Marcescens. This bacteria can easily be cleaned up with the proper maintenance techniques.

If you hire a professional grout cleaner, they can take care of this in no time, so that you can use your home without having to worry about the various health hazards that these can cause. 

Dangers of Mold

Something else you need to look out for is mold. Mold is a type of microorganism that is similar to bacteria, except it is multicellular. The similarities include also growing in areas with moisture and warmth, like the shower. If mold is not taken care of, you can develop black mold. The spores from black mold can get into your air, which you may then end up breathing into your airways. Over time, exposure to black mold can cause respiratory damage. 

By hiring The Grout Specialist, you can trust that any microorganisms will be taken care of so that you can carry on with your life. Contact us today. 

 

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